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Misool

Misool is an Indonesian island located in the Raja Ampat archipelago in the province of West Papua. It is the largest of the four main islands in the archipelago, and is known for its stunning marine life and coral reef. The island is located approximately 890 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital of Manokwari.

The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered dugong, dolphins, sea turtles, and over 1,000 species of fish. The island also has a diverse range of birdlife, including the red-footed booby, white-bellied sea eagle, and frigatebird.

Misool has a long and rich history, having been inhabited for thousands of years by the indigenous people of the Raja Ampat archipelago. The island has been a part of the Dutch East Indies since the 17th century and was an important trading post for spices, textiles, and slaves.

In the late 19th century, Misool was the site of a famous battle between the Dutch and the Sultan of Tidore. The Dutch were eventually defeated, and the island was ceded to the Sultan.

The island was later occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and the island was the site of a major battle between the Japanese and the Allies. After the war, the island was returned to the Dutch, and it remained part of the Dutch East Indies until Indonesia declared independence in 1945.

Today, Misool is a popular tourist destination, with visitors drawn to the island's stunning scenery and abundant marine life. The island is also home to a number of resorts, restaurants, and dive sites, making it an ideal destination for those looking to experience the beauty of the Raja Ampat archipelago.

Excursion tips for a day in Misool

As a tourist in Misool, Indonesia, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Visit the famous Misool Eco Resort, located on the edge of the Raja Ampat archipelago. Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding islands and crystal clear waters.

2. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and colourful marine life with a snorkeling or diving excursion.

3. Take a boat tour around the islands and discover hidden beaches, lagoons, and coves.

4. Try your hand at fishing and learn about the local fishing techniques.

5. Visit the nearby villages and learn about the local culture and customs.

6. Go kayaking or canoeing through the mangrove forests and explore the wildlife.

7. Take a day trip to the nearby Wayag Islands and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of the limestone cliffs.

8. Go bird watching and spot some of the endemic and migratory species in the area.

9. Spend the day relaxing on one of the many white sandy beaches.

10. Visit the local markets and browse the souvenirs, handicrafts, and traditional clothing.

Experience Misool with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Misool. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Misool

Misool in Indonesia has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round and little seasonal variation. The average temperature is around 27°C and the average annual rainfall is approximately 2,400 mm. During the wet season, which runs from October to April, the region receives heavy rain and strong winds. The dry season runs from May to September and is characterised by clear skies and low humidity. The dry season is generally the best time for outdoor activities, such as diving and snorkelling.

Cruise weather for Misool

Our weather forecast for Misool helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 22.9 °C
15.1 m/s
33.5 m/s
100.0 %
16.2 m
94.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:25:05
18:26:48
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 22.7 °C
12.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
93.7 %
24.0 m
89.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:25:04
18:26:50
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 23.4 °C
12.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
86.5 %
24.1 m
83.8 %
1,010 hPa
06:25:02
18:26:52
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 23.5 °C
13.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
29.2 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,011 hPa
06:25:00
18:26:53
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 23.8 °C
12.6 m/s
27.0 m/s
25.8 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,010 hPa
06:24:57
18:26:54
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 23.9 °C
15.2 m/s
32.0 m/s
49.5 %
24.1 m
84.1 %
1,009 hPa
06:24:54
18:26:54
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 24.8 °C
18.8 m/s
37.6 m/s
65.6 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,010 hPa
06:24:49
18:26:53
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 24.4 °C
20.2 m/s
39.2 m/s
82.4 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:24:45
18:26:52
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 24.4 °C
22.0 m/s
43.8 m/s
79.9 %
24.1 m
82.6 %
1,010 hPa
06:24:39
18:26:50
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 24.4 °C
22.3 m/s
43.9 m/s
63.3 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
1,009 hPa
06:24:33
18:26:48
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.7 m/s
38.5 m/s
98.2 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,010 hPa
06:24:26
18:26:45
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 24.5 °C
17.6 m/s
35.3 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:24:19
18:26:42
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.4 m/s
34.6 m/s
85.9 %
24.1 m
82.9 %
1,009 hPa
06:24:11
18:26:38
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.7 m/s
32.2 m/s
80.9 %
22.3 m
85.6 %
1,009 hPa
06:24:02
18:26:33

Cruises to Misool

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Scheduled ship calls in Misool, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Sep. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 6th 2025 Monday, 6th of Oct. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Oct. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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